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Birmingham Apartments
Last updated April 18 2024 at 7:32 AM

Birmingham, AL
251 Apartments for Rent

Birmingham Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 209,403
Population Density: 1,433.5 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 49%
Median Annual Income: $36,614 / year
Median Rent: $895 / month

What locals are saying

At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains sits one of the American South’s most storied cities, Birmingham, Alabama. Outsiders may forever remember the city for its violent, segregationist past, but residents of today’s Birmingham know their city as a vibrant, ethnically diverse community that just happens to boast some of the Deep South’s most affordable and attractive renting options. So what do you say? Are you ready to head on down to Dixie and start living the high life with Birmingham’s best? Then stick with us, because we’re the one-stop virtual shop for all your apartment hunting needs.

Let’s not kid ourselves: The consensus among those who’ve never lived in Alabama – or at least visited it– is that the state is nothing but a giant backwoods farmland filled with dudes in cut-off tees who drive around in their Confederate flag-covered pickup trucks all day blaring “Free Bird

Birmingham Demographics


How diverse is Birmingham?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Birmingham is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Birmingham are Black Or African American (70.8%), White (21%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.6%), Two Or More (1.5%), Asian (1.2%), Other (0.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Birmingham residents?

The median age in Birmingham is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Birmingham?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Birmingham is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Birmingham are Black Or African American (70.8%), White (21%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.6%), Two Or More (1.5%), Asian (1.2%), Other (0.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Birmingham residents?

The median age in Birmingham is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Birmingham Crime


Overall Crime

Highest
Birmingham has one of the highest overall crime rates in the nation.

Violent Crime

Highest
The level of violent crime in Birmingham is one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Birmingham is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Birmingham


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Phillips Academy
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
714 Students
23 Reviews
714
Students
23 Reviews
7 /10
Epic School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
410 Students
11 Reviews
410
Students
11 Reviews
7 /10
Christian Alt School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
658 Students
11 Reviews
658
Students
11 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Phillips Academy
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
714 Students
23 Reviews
714
Students
23 Reviews
7 /10
Christian Alt School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
658 Students
11 Reviews
658
Students
11 Reviews
4 /10
Wilkerson Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
314 Students
6 Reviews
314
Students
6 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Ramsay High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
800 Students
8 Reviews
800
Students
8 Reviews
1 /10
Parker High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
696 Students
7 Reviews
696
Students
7 Reviews
1 /10
Jackson-Olin High School
Public
8-12
Public
8-12
856 Students
5 Reviews
856
Students
5 Reviews

What Renters Say about Birmingham


Apartment List has released the results for Birmingham from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Birmingham renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received near-average scores."
68%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
60%
Pet Friendliness
55%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
53%
Weather
53%
Social Life
52%
Commute Time
43%
Safety and Crime Rate
42%
Quality of Schools
39%
Affordability
31%
State and Local Taxes
30%
Public Transit
28%
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Average rent in Birmingham, Alabama

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Birmingham is $1,468, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,731. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Birmingham, AL


Searching for an apartment for rent in Birmingham, AL? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 251 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Birmingham. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Birmingham is $1,384 for a studio, $1,468 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,731 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Birmingham apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Birmingham, AL apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, the average rent is $1,384 for a studio, $1,468 for a 1-bedroom, $1,731 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,073 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Birmingham, check out our monthly Birmingham Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Birmingham?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Birmingham by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Birmingham?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Birmingham apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Birmingham?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Birmingham.

How can I find off-campus housing in Birmingham?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Birmingham. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Southern College, Samford University, The University of Alabama, and Jefferson State Community College.